Toyota to launch all-new Camry on 24 August 2012
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- 02:00 pm, August 06, 2012
The 2012 model will be locally assembled to keep the pricing as competitive as possible.
The 2012 Toyota Camry was first unveiled in India, earlier this year at the 2012 Auto Expo in New Delhi and since then, the test mules of the luxury sedan has been spied repeatedly across the country. Now however, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has officially confirmed to roll out the all-new 2012 Toyota Camry into the Indian market on 24 August 2012.
Unlike the previous version, which was completely imported, the 2012 Camry will be locally assembled at the company’s plant in Bangalore to keep the pricing as competitive as possible. Also worth nothing, is the fact that Indian market will be getting the JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) spec version, which comes with a slightly tamed design as compared to the sportier US-spec version. At the front, changes include a less aggressive design for the headlights, fog lamps and a smaller grille. The overall design itself looks a lot classier albeit slightly dull.
Like the new Sonata, the new Camry will be available only with a petrol option for now. It will be powered by a 2.5-litre, four-cylinder Dual-VVT-i petrol engine with around 180PS of power and 230Nm of torque.
The outgoing Camry has been around for a quite a while now and with no diesel option on offer, Toyota has managed to sell only a handful of units in the past few months. And though the new 2012 model is expected to come along with an aggressive price tag, we are afraid that the lack of a diesel powerplant in the current auto scenario, is most likely to cause some serious sales issues, especially when the company will go head on with some of the other established brands like Volkswagen, Honda or even Audi and BMW.
First Published on 02:00 pm, August 06, 2012
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